Joey (violin)

Joey is from Birmingham and is home educated. He has grown up listening to a wide range of music and particularly enjoys folk / world music, classical music, and experimental electronic music. When he was younger Joey enjoyed playing with his father’s collection of analog synthesisers, but after hearing a violin being played, he decided [...]

Joseph (percussion)

Joseph became interested in percussion aged seven years old, when his primary school offered free music lessons to create a school orchestra.  This enabled children to work as a team whilst enjoying creating music together and Joseph hasn’t looked back since!  He has progressed his percussion repertoire by regularly rehearsing and performing with the Norfolk School’s Windband, [...]

Aurora (violin)

Aurora has been learning violin with Nancy Borrett at Suzuki Hub in Hackney for four years. In 2016 she spent an exhilarating and inspiring week with the National Children’s Orchestra Training Orchestraand also plays with their London regional orchestra. She loves to perform and does so whenever she gets the opportunity, regularly taking part in [...]

Harris (violin)

Harris, from London, started playing the violin aged five in a group class.  After a year his teacher Tanja Golderberg started teaching Harris privately and in 2013, Harris joined the National Children’s Orchestra as their youngest member.  In 2015 Harris passed his ABRSM Grade 5 with distinction and has been a recipient of a violin [...]

Nnamdi (piano)

Nnamdi started playing music aged five.  As he was home-schooled he had time to pursue music.  He says that he had “never really thought of playing the piano.  It was my dad who started me with the piano.  I also played the drums and recorder but it was the piano that I continued with”. Nnamdi [...]

Sam (violin)

Sam showed interest in music aged three and quickly learnt to play some chords and some songs on the ukulele (with kazoo accompaniment!). By the age of six years old, he was performing in school assemblies on the accordion, and expressed an interest in playing the violin, inspired by a strings performance on TV. At [...]

Ethan (cornet)

At the aged of eight Ethan began to show a strong interest in music. That Christmas he asked for a cornet and began to practice at home. The following year Ethan started music lessons at his school and also joined St. Chad’s School Choir. Ethan constantly talked about being good enough to play cornet in [...]